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Selina Trepp > Val Verità

Mar 14th – Apr 19th 2014

Reception > 3.14.14 > 6-8pm

Reception > 3.14.14 > 6-8pm

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Sun Sets, 2014 (Monitor W/ 28 Sec HD Video Loop)

Sun Sets, 2014 (Monitor W/ 28 Sec HD Video Loop)

Sun Sets, 2014 (Monitor W/ 7 Sec HD Video Loop)

Sun Sets, 2014 (Monitor W/ 7 Sec HD Video Loop)

The Horsewhisperer, 2013

The Horsewhisperer, 2013

The Jockey and his Wife, 2013

The Jockey and his Wife, 2013

At the End of the Day, 2013

At the End of the Day, 2013

Smoke Break with Cow Shit, 2013

Smoke Break with Cow Shit, 2013

Horses Asses, 2013

Horses Asses, 2013


DOCUMENT is pleased to present Val Verita, a solo exhibition of new work by Chicago based artist Selina Trepp.

Val Verità, translated from Romansch, means Truth Valley. But, Val Verità itself is fictitious.

The photographs in this series are based on a real town that holds an annual horse race on a frozen lake in the Swiss Alps region where Selina Trepp grew up. They’re as equally inspired by a naïve painting of a horse race she saw at a relative’s house, by a painter whose name she never tried to hunt down, and from a single passage she read in a book about the painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner she pulled off her shelf.

Over the past two years Trepp has been following a self-imposed rule that guides her studio practice; only use what’s already there to make new work with. No new materials or objects are brought in except for the clothes that she happens to be wearing that day. Because of this, she’s intimately familiar with, and acutely aware of the resources at her disposal. Every painting has been painted over multiple times, and when a color runs out it’s gone. Everything is transitory, in flux and cannibalized. Nothing is precious or tyrannically sentimental.

There’s also a very specialized economy of gesture at work in the photos, with the mirror’s reflective surface doubling halves of cow shit piles into wholes, multiplying pillars into a porch, and turning a touch into a hug. A little material goes a long way in these works.

The quiet, but omnipresent political dimension that permeates the work is one of thrift, making due and zero waste. Her photographs don’t make a fuss about it, they simply live by example.

Selina Trepp (Swiss/American, b. 1973, in Zurich, Switzerland) is an artist who’s work explores economy and improvisation. Her artistic output comes in a multitude of media: installation, video, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. Additionally she developed a practice of singing combined with realtime video projection and has been performing as one half of the duo Spectralina, an audiovisual collaboration with her husband Dan Bitney. Selina Trepps work has been exhibited internationally and has received several awards and honors including the Swiss Art Award and the Illinois Arts council Fellowship.

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Victoria Fu > Crossbar Radical-Tick Scoop Star

Jan 31st – Mar 8th 2014

Reception > 1.31.14 > 5-8pm

Reception > 1.31.14 > 5-8pm

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DOCUMENT is pleased to present Crossbar Radical-Tick Scoop Star, a solo exhibition of new work by Southern California-based artist Victoria Fu.

This installation mixes video monitors, projection and photographs. Belle Captive III, a video projection referencing touchscreen gestures, coats the surfaces of the gallery. Its images fuse with photographic elements in the room, and collide with the footage on monitor screens—one presenting roving prism light, and the other, Belle Captive II, a narrative woven from stock clips playing on a monitor.

The work considers image as surface—collapsing screened, projected and photographic images with actual space. The videos mimic cinematic camera movement as well as digital touchscreen gestures. Incorporating digital and analog processes and textures, the work examines our projections of meaning onto the flatness of visible images.

Victoria Fu received a BFA from Stanford University, an MA in Art History from the University of Southern California, and an MFA from CalArts. She was a resident at Skowhegan and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. In March, her work will be featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and she currently has a solo exhibition at the UC Irvine University Art Gallery. Previous exhibition venues have included the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA; De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Museo de la Ciudad, Quito, Ecuador; Seoul National University Museum, Seoul, Korea; among others. She is a 2013 grantee of the Art Matters Foundation and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Artist Project Fund. Fu co-founded ARTOFFICE.org and directs its current online project, The Moving Index. She lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, where she is an Assistant Professor of Film/Video Art.

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B. Ingrid Olson > From her come a gang and a run

Dec 14th – Jan 25th 2013

Reception > 12.14.13 > 5-8pm

Reception > 12.14.13 > 5-8pm

As a frame marked by an image as a frame, 2013

As a frame marked by an image as a frame, 2013

As a frame marked by an image as a frame, 2013(Detail)

As a frame marked by an image as a frame, 2013(Detail)

Hand Over Head, collage, 2013

Hand Over Head, collage, 2013

Hand Over Head, collage, 2013

Hand Over Head, collage, 2013

Of a curve, feedback, and Waiting, 2013

Of a curve, feedback, and Waiting, 2013

Of a curve, feedback, and Waiting, 2013

Of a curve, feedback, and Waiting, 2013

No eternity, only recognition of self delay, 2013

No eternity, only recognition of self delay, 2013

No eternity, only recognition of self delay, 2013

No eternity, only recognition of self delay, 2013

Seeing to three, 2013

Seeing to three, 2013

Seeing to three, 2013

Seeing to three, 2013

Screen, 2013

Screen, 2013

Screen, 2013

Screen, 2013

A scission and vulgar bodies, 2013

A scission and vulgar bodies, 2013

A scission and vulgar bodies, 2013(Detail)

A scission and vulgar bodies, 2013(Detail)

A scission and vulgar bodies, 2013(Detail)

A scission and vulgar bodies, 2013(Detail)

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Document is pleased to present the first solo exhibition of B. Ingrid Olson, From her come a gang and a run.

The exhibition features a selection of works that exercise the boundaries of the pictorial plane and straddle the line between image and object. Olson, herself, is often the subject of the photographs, which alternate between fixed portraits and performative snapshots. Within the images, she explores bodily and out-of-body experiences, distorting and masking her likeness using mirrors, manipulating lighting and, frequently, rephotographing already-printed photographs. Olson’s studio space becomes another recurrent motif in her images, suggesting that she is not solely focused on testing the structure of self-portraiture, but also on imaging the process and performance of creating photographs. After the photographs are printed, translated to paper or board and made physical, they are combined with other photographs, drawings and scraps of paper within a single frame. These seemingly provisional arrangements of physical images function like a run-on sentence; gathered together, layered and staggered, covering and revealing, building towards a fixed vantage point without reaching it.

B. Ingrid Olson (b. 1987) lives and works in Chicago. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her recent projects include a group exhibition at Simone Subal Gallery and a portfolio of photographs featured in the Fall 2013 issue of CURA. magazine.

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